Thursday, June 25, 2009

More Heat

The North Face trail running shoe -- good for use in the Appalachian Mountains ... but seriously, they are rather small compared to the Rocky Mountains ... Sierra Nevada are sweet, too.  Would definitely use 'em in the Alps, that's for sure.  One thing's for sure -- Jerry Garcia or Bob Weir or Phil Lesh or Blaise Compaoré probably never went running in Liberia, Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Pyongyang, 평양 직할시 조선민주주의인민공화국 平壤直轄市 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國, Türkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Кыргызстан, Киргизия, Uzbekistan, O'zbekiston, Ўзбекистон Республикаси, Tajikistan, Тоҷикистон.  Probably the same with Brent Mydland.  At least that's my gut feeling.  I could be wrong.  I mean, there were a lot of drugs at Grateful Dead shows and the good Lord above, He knows I did my share!  P.S. DEATH TO IRAN!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday Afternoon Run: 12 min 51 sec
+21 sec
2 Days Since My Last Run

1:20 p.m. 92° / 97° Heat Index sunny

Running Tunes: The Go-Go's
Twas not as hot yesterday when I decided to take the day off from running... and then today when I didn't wake up for an early morning run when it's cooler out, I had to settle on the short afternoon thing... when it's hot. Swell.

I've gotten used to these short runs in the heat. Before each one, I'm ready mentally. They're never easy but since they are so short, I'm able to tough them out and push through the extreme heat index while the sweat waterlogs my headband and eventually starts to drip onto my sunglasses like it did again today. Hearing the End Cue on my Running Play List isn't a gigantic relief in this heat because like today, I often feel nearly completely dead. My ice water helps tremendously but I'm about ready to lay down under the hot sun and just wait to see what happens. Of course it's not that bad as I am able to make the 12-15 minutes walk back.

At this point it's totally an uphill battle to achieve my goal of running more in June than the previous month... but I'm still gonna give it a try; I ain't givin' up! I guess if I don't achieve that goal, these short runs are better than nothing. I feel like they accomplish nothing but my wonderful Sugarmag keeps reminding me that that's not true. If I'm not running, I'm sitting... sitting's never better.
jogging Beats Per Minute Pace 2:47:52
9 runs in JUNE:
2 hours 48 m
10 runs in May:
4 hours 9 min
8 runs in April:
3 hours 29 min
6 runs in March:
2 hours 28 min
*** FEBRUARY ***
3 hours 41 min
January 2009
2 hours 54 min
2 hours 42 min
November:2 hours 31 min

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one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated